Monday, 20 June 2011

Colour Crush

Well, it seems like forever since I got a chance to do some sewing. I've been doing pretty amazing things, like going away on holiday, and seeing family, but life has been a little bit too packed full of places to go and people to see.

However...

Sunday evening = solitary sewing = absolute heaven!



I sliced up and sewed together a bunch of fabrics that have been waiting a while. In fact, I tamed them slightly in the end.


When I started out with my rotary cutter I was supremely confidant that I was putting all the right fabrics together.

About half way through, when they were on the design wall, I was completely and utterly convinced it was going to be one of the biggest patchwork and quilting disasters humankind has ever seen.

I continued on, partly because I thought I should at least try to have the courage of my convictions, but partly because the impending train wreck involved some of my favourite fabrics. Painful and expensive!!


But, when the piecing was finished and I slung my handiwork over the banisters for a reluctant photo or two (please forgive the untrimmed outer edges) I decided I rather liked it. Hurrah! And thank goodness for that.


The only thing is, (come close and I'll whisper). I used fat quarters, so there's a join down the middle! The perfectionist in me is slightly irritated by this, and wishes I'd ordered long quarters in the first place, but I think I've done a pretty good job of matching and fussy cutting. And when you see who this quilt is for in a couple of months (and no, I'm not having a baby), I'm sure you will agree that it doesn't matter at all!

p.s. I'm partying here, here, here and here!

23 comments:

  1. It doesn't matter at all :-)
    Looks lovely from where I'm sitting Ruth!

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  2. Love those fabrics. Finally took 5mins to have a look at your blog - will be back again soon.

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  3. I love that mix of fabrics together and am wanting a number of them for myself. It is going to be a beautiful quilt.

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  4. That is absolutely gorgeous! Really looking forward to seeing it finished. And well done for carrying on, I find it so hard to keep going with projects I'm not sure about but it just goes to show, you were right about the fabrics in the first place!

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  5. The fabrics look gorgeous together! I love the pop of red in the colors! And no worries about the seam...nobody will even notice!

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  6. It's just my opinion, but I think it all works wonderfully! Love how the red adds a bit of change to give the quilt top a pop.

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  7. Not just beautiful, it's BEAUTIFUL!

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  8. Oh, I think it's gorgeous! Some of my favorite fabrics, too. :)

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  9. I think it is perfectly lovely! I would be thrilled to be receiving this one. :)

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  10. Thank goodness you kept going! It looks AMAZING, totally jumped out at me from the creative spaces post!

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  11. Your fabric choices have come together beautifully. Great job!

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  12. perfect fabric choice! love the colors...very pretty!
    JenMuna

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  13. ah forget: crochet is so easy..just try something easy a the rest comes by itself! and glad you like my leaves,)

    JenMuna

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  14. I admired this on the Brit Quilt flikr group and still love it. It`s going to be a lovely quilt!

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  15. Looks fabulous - love the fabric combinations!

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  16. Joins are no biggie! It looks really sweet!

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  17. Loving it! Fun and bright!
    ~Kimberlee

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  18. wow! that is beautiful! :D

    Thanks for the bacon comment.

    My newest post made me think of you because it's actually on sewing!! hahaha well not my own, but one of my best friends :)

    I'll have to tell her about your blog.

    Have a super weekend!

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  19. I love the fabric and am excited to see who it's for! :)
    Thank you so much for linking to {nifty thrifty things} last week!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  20. I love AMH's fabrics and your quilt is gorgeours!! Wow, what a beautiful quilt you made!!!

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  21. I love AMH's fabrics and your quilt is gorgeous!!!

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  22. I love this quilt. Needing to make myself a simple strip quilt now. Would love to see a big full picture of it.

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